Up and Atom
About This Show
Up and Atom brings you the latest breakthroughs and discoveries in the ever-changing world of science. Sometimes weird, sometimes confronting, always informative, come learn about the world around. Hosted by Alice Williamson (@all_isee), University of Sydney lecturer and researcher for Open Source Malaria, each week on Up For It with Lucy Smith.
Most Recent Episode
Editing Rat Genes & Brain Strobing
3 days ago
Lucy quizzed Dr Alice Williamson today on some pest control news out of New Zealand, where scientists and conservationists are examining the potential for the use of gene editing techniques like CRISPR to eradicate rats and other invasive species from the country. They also looked internally at the mechanics of the human brain, after revelations that our brain processes sound in an alternating way, reminiscient of strobes.